Layaway Procedures for U.S. Army Historic Facilities: Testing of Computerized Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair Guidelines.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The U.S. Army has thousands of buildings that are either historic or potentially historic. Many of these buildings are at installations that will close or be reduced in size, and the Army will need to lay away the buildings. Many laws about the treatment and maintenance and repair of historic buildings must be compiled with when laying away these buildings. This report discusses the computerization of guidelines developed in two previous USACERL reports on layaway procedures. These inspection guidelines require inspectors to use many pages of forms, resulting in stacks of paper that must be transcribed at the office and reproduced in useable report format. Computerization of the guidelines makes layaway inspection much easier and less confusing. Field tests of the computer software were conducted at Fort Sheridan, IL and Fort Ord, CA. The minimum requirement for running the software is a 38620 MHz IBM-compatible laptop without a math coprocessor. Although the battery for the penbased lap top computer used during field inspection only lasted 1-12 to 2 hours, inspectors found the computerized guidelines much easier to use than the manual versions of the layaway reports.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies